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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alaska Ferry Summer 2013 Schedules Posted
2013 Alaska Ferry Schedules
Summer schedules for the ferries to, from and around Alaska are now available on www.ferrytravel.com
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alaska Ferry Sailings Canceled
MV Taku cancels sailings thru 02 November
All sailings for the MV Taku have been canceled through Friday, November 2, 2012 due to a mechanical issue.

Further updates will be made when additional information becomes available.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Revised Alaska Ferry Schedule: Nov 2012
MV Kennicott will sail the following revised schedule:

Ketchikan - Prince Rupert  ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 03 Nov 2012 at 10:45 PM
Arrive   03 Nov 2012 at 05:00 AM

Prince Rupert - Ketchikan
     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 04 Nov 2012 at 08:00 AM
Arrive  04 Nov 2012 at 1:00 PM

Ketchikan- Wrangell     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 05 Nov 2012 at 5:45 PM
Arrive 05 Nov 2012 at 11:45 PM

Wrangell - Petersburg     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 05 Nov 2012 at 12:30 AM
Arrive  05 Nov 2012 at 03:45 AM

Petersburg - Juneau
     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart  05 Nov 2012 at 04:30 AM
Arrive   05 Nov 2012 at12:30 PM

Juneau - Yakutat     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart  05 Nov 2012 at 4:30 PM
Arrive    06 Nov 2012 at 09:30 AM

Yakutat - Whittier   
  ( MV Kennicott )
Depart   06 Nov 2012 at 10:30 AM
Arrive    07 Nov 2012 at 08:30 AM



Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Bellingham WA - Whittier AK
Ferry Change in Juneau
When travelling between Bellingham & Whittier be aware that during the winter season ( November thru April) there is a ship change in Juneau for travellers headed to Whittier.
 To book or get the lowest fares online, go to www.ferrytravel.com
In the get Quote or Book Here section on the right on the Home page
1) Click the Return Button
2) Choose Bellingham- Juneau on the 1st line
3) Change the 2nd line to read Juneau - Whittier
 Continue on and the sailing dates & times will show on the 2nd page
 Costs will show on the 3rd page
 
Any questions just call 1-800 -686 -004

Thursday, September 27, 2012
BC Ferry Inside Passage 2013
Prince Rupert - Port Hardy Ferries
The BC Ferry Inside Passage schedules /fares for 2013 summer sailings between Prince Rupert & Port Hardy are expected to be released in mid October
To book /plan early & ensure lowest fares visit www.ferrytravel.com or call 1-800-686-0446

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Alaska Marine Sailing Cancelled: Whittier Alaska - Valdez Alaska
Alaska Marine Sailing Cancellations: 27 September 2012
FVF Chenega : Thurs, Sep 27th, 2012 sailing has been canceled due to high wind & seas in Prince William Sound. 
For more information please contact the Juneau office at 1-907-465-3941

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Alaska Ferry fares for Summer 2103
Ferry costs between Washington & Alaska are not expected to rise for Summer 2013 travel.
As has been true for the last 4 years between Bellingham WA & Haines AK
- vehicles ferry fares (under 15') are expected to cost 797.00
- adult passenger ferry fares are expected to cost 353.00
- a private 2 bed cabin on the ferry(window, sink shower, toilet) is expected to cost 393.00

For complete information call 1-800-686-0446


 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
AMHS 2013 Summer Ferry Schedules / Ferry fares
Summer 2013 Sailings to be posted mid October 2112
Ferry schedules, sailing times & costs for May thru September 2013 ferry travel will be available for booking /planning at www.ferrytravel.com in mid October
Plan & book early to avoid disappointment if travelling with an RV / truck trailer combination or if wanting a cabin
 For more info call toll free 1-800-686-0446

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
MV Chenega Cancelled
Alaska Marine Sailing Cancellation: 25 September 2012
FVF Chenega : Tues, Sep 25th, 2012 sailing canceled due to high wind & seas in Prince William Sound. 
For more information please contact the Juneau office at 1-907-465-3941


Friday, August 31, 2012
Whittier Sailing Cancelled
31 Aug 2012  High Winds Cause Sailing Cancellation
FVF Chenega will not sail to Whittier Friday, August 31 due to high wind and seas.
Chenega will sail round-trip from Cordova to Valdez with a 7:30am departure from Cordova.
A 3:30pm departure from Valdez returning to Cordova has been scheduled to allow eastbound passengers ample time to drive to Valdez.
Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) staff is contacting affected passengers; for more information, please contact AMHS central reservations office at 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.



Monday, June 11, 2012
AMHS Repositioning Cruise:
Bellingham WA- Prince Rupert BC :    1 Ferry Sailing Only
Act fast to ensure space on the 2013 repositioning cruise Bellingham - Prince Rupert
Get your passports in order & book online at www.ferrytravel.com to secure space on this fabulous sailing on the up the Inside Passage from Bellingham to Prince Rupert

Departing Bellingaham WA on 29 March 2013 Only
Arriving in Prince Rupert BC on 02 April 2013


Friday, June 08, 2012
Skagway AK Road Travel to the Yukon Territory Currently Closed
08 June 2012
Ferry passengers traveling Haines to Skagway with ultimate destinations in the Yukon Territory should be aware that several washouts and mudslides have caused road closures.
Sections of the Alaska and Klondike Highways are currently closed and there is no access from Skagway into the Yukon at this time.

More information and updates:
www.511.Alaska.gov    or     www.511yukon.ca

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Alaska Ferry Specials
Double Dip Discount on Alaska Ferries:  Nov 2012 - March 2013

Between 01 Nov 2012 through & inclusive of 31 Mar 2013, full fare adults, children & vehicles doing “mirror image” round trips will enjoy a 30% discount.
(A "mirror image" round-trip is when a traveler departs from port A and travels to port B, then returns from port B to port A).
Note that cabins, food and other items are not discounted.

This special means that when travelling with a vehicle between 01 Nov 2012 and 31 Mar 2013, not only is there a 30% discount as described above but the driver also travels free  (Oct thru April) 

A double dip discount !!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Alaska Ferry booking 2012 / 2013
Winter / Spring Ferry Schedules
Alaska ferry reservations for October 2012 through April 2013 are now available for booking online

Between October 2012 & April 2013 all vehicle drivers to, from and in Alaska, will travel free
Note that when booking (www.ferrytravel.com) all discounts will be automatically applied and the lowest price delivered.



Tuesday, May 29, 2012
New AMHS Ferry Policy
The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced a Port Efficiency Policy to go into effect Friday, June 1, 2012.

As of Friday, June 1, 2012 - Ports of call having no scheduled traffic in or out on any particular day, will be cancelled.
Scheduled traffic is defined as a reservation in place 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure time from the port in question.

In 2011 the Alaska ferries made 10 port calls where there was no traffic boarding or disembarking the ship.  The new policy is designed to manage efficiencies

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Best Price : GUARANTEED !
Seattle -Victoria Ferry-Hotel Specials
Take advantage of the Best Price Guarantee on Ferry/Victoria hotel packages. 
All packages include:
Round-trip passage Seattle - Victoria for 2 adults
1 or more hotel nights in Victoria
all applicable taxes
Packages are in US funds and are based on double occupancy
(Some restrictions may apply)

Ferry/hotel packages include most downtown hotels in Victoria:
- Fairmont Empress
- Hotel Grand Pacific
- Inn at Laurel Point
- Harbour Towers
- Oswego Suites
- Royal Scott
- Chateau Victoria
For more hotels or to book, call 1-800-686-0446


Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Alaska Ferry Schedule Changes
January 24th: Alaska ferry Cancellations
MV Taku has canceled the revised schedule for today; Tuesday, January 24th due to ongoing mechanical issues.
MV Taku is expected to depart Juneau as scheduled on Thursday, January 26th pending completion of repairs.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Alaska Ferry Advisory
Ferry Sailing cancelled for 22 January 2012
Mechanical problems have caused cancellation of the FVF Fairweather
to Whittier Sunday, January 22nd
An additional Whittier sailing has been added on Monday, January 23rd to accommodate the traffic backlog.
(update provided by amhs 21 Jan at 15:15h)


Friday, January 20, 2012
Alaska Ferry Schedule Changes

29 January 2012:
MV Matanuska will now depart Haines Sunday  29 Jan at 11:15
to accommodate the Haines basketball team connecting from the Inter-Island Ferry
02 February 2012:
FVF Fairweather will add a stop in Valdez on Thursday, February 2nd to accommodate the Ice Worm Festival in Cordova.
28 February 2012
MV Lituya will add a sailing on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to accommodate the 3A/4A basketball tournament in Ketchikan.
21 March 2012
MV Lituya will add a sailing on Wednesday, March 21st to accommodate students traveling to the Junior High School Music Fest in Metlakatla.
25 March 2012
MV Lituya will depart early on Sunday, March 25th to accommodate students traveling home from the Junior High School Music Fest in Metlakatla.

Friday, January 20, 2012
24th Jan 2012: Alaska ferry Cancellations
Alaska Marine Ferry Cancellations

MV LeConte Sailings Cancelled on:
24 January 2012    Juneau-Haines Cancelled
(equipment maintenance and testing)


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